Royal Wedding

Our last day in Jakarta and Indonesia and how are we spending it? Parked in front of the TV watching the Royal wedding of course. With tea and scones to boot (sadly the clotted cream isn’t up to par in Jakarta in case you were wondering!) Hurrah to Prince William and Princess Katherine! Update: My sister, brother and new sister-in-law, who just got married last week, were in the front row of the Palace to see the big smooch! While their pictures... Read More

New Media in Indonesia

We’ve had the privilege of working with National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Indonesia this week, sharing our experiences in politics with political parties here. The great NDI staff here spent time briefing us on the Indonesian political system. As these things often go, trainers become the trainees and we were no exception. I want to share with you some of my observations. First off, a few facts about Indonesia. Indonesia has 240 million... Read More

I am XL

We arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia late last night after a few days in Bali filled with $5 one-hour massages, motorbike rides and delicious raw food. We’re taking a brief pause from our touristing to do a little work with NDI while we are here in Jakarta. In preparation for work, we headed to the mall to find some business appropriate attire. It didn’t take me long to discover that in Indonesia, I am an XL. In the states, I generally find... Read More

Pizza and Cornflakes

Why not! It was on the specials menu at a Jakarta Pizza Hut and it’s pretty tasty. Maybe we should pair cornflakes with more things. Hot dog coated in cornflakes? And fried? Mmmm.  Read More